The Writing Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is pleased to invite applications for the position of Teaching Instructor. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position with no research component, with a start date of September 1, 2023. The initial contract is for a period of two years with the possibility of reappointment. Starting salary for the 2023-2024 academic year is $62,912 plus health and retirement benefits and eligibility for conference travel grants.
Teaching Instructors teach 21 credits per academic year, typically distributed as a 4/3 course load, with no more than 22 students per class. All faculty benefit from a wide range of formal and informal professional development and mentoring opportunities.
Writing Program faculty are primarily responsible for first-year writing classes: College Writing, College Writing Extended, and English for Academic Purposes, which share the curricular goal of introducing students to the strategies and practices necessary for successful writing at the university level and beyond. The first-year courses invite students to reflect upon and develop their strengths as readers and writers at this new stage of their educational careers. Students develop critical reading abilities and written communication skills through meaningful and diverse writing projects in a variety of genres, including multimodal composition. Writing Program faculty also teach undergraduate classes in writing in the disciplines and professional writing and may have the opportunity to teach writing support courses for graduate students.
A member of the Association of American Universities and Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the flagship campus of New Jersey's public research university. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is located in the center of the Northeast Corridor, with convenient access to New York City and Philadelphia. The Writing Program provides instruction to more than 18,000 undergraduate students each year and has among the most diverse undergraduate student population in the United States.
The Rutgers Writing Program is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we encourage applications from people with a wide range of backgrounds, including people of color, women, LQBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented and legally protected groups. Rutgers University offers health insurance and other benefits to people in same-sex domestic partnerships and civil unions and to their dependent children.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Successful candidates will be strong teachers of writing who demonstrate commitment to culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy. An advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., M.F.A., or M.A.) is required.
Preferred qualifications include three or more years teaching composition or other writing-intensive courses as instructor of record, experience teaching multilingual students, and evidence of institutional service promoting equity and diversity.
Successful candidates must be available to attend a three-day in-person faculty training the week of August 28, 2023.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.